Standards

UTZ Certified

UTZ Certified

Governing Organization

UTZ Certified

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Auditing / Certification Body

UTZ Certified

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Memberships

ISEAL Alliance Member

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Animal Conservation and Welfare, Biodegradable and Recycling, Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related, Worker Safety

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Overview

UTZ Certified is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to create an open and transparent marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible agricultural products. UTZ has developed two main tools to achieve these goals: the UTZ Traceability System and the UTZ Code of Conduct.

Key Features

* The UTZ web-based traceability system makes coffee,
cocoa, tea and rooibos traceable from producers to buyers. UTZ certified producers sell their produce to UTZ Certified registered buyers and all transactions are viewable on the UTZ Certified web-based system.
* The UTZ Chain-of-Custody requirements include criteria
for the separation of certified/non-certified commodities... more

Stakeholder Engagement

As part of the code development/ revision procedures, a stakeholder mapping is done to identify relevant interest sectors, key issues for these sectors, and key players of these sectors.

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Sustainability Issues

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